Va. Motorists Advised to be Prepared for Storm

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be prepared for the latest winter storm.

The department says it won't pre-treat roads with brine ahead of the storm. The storm was expected to begin with rain, which would wash brine off the roads.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for about 20 counties through Monday afternoon. Other areas are under storm advisories.

The National Weather Service says up to 10 inches of snow is expected in parts of the Shenandoah Valley and central and west-central Virginia. Other areas could see 4 inches to 9 inches of snow.

Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-50s and low 60s by Thursday, when spring begins.